Target has been Targeted…

Update: As is now appears, 40 million accounts have been compromised.

The Secret Service is investigating a possible data breach around the time of Black Friday that involves Target stores. It appears that the breach mainly targeted customers that actually visited stores as opposed to those that shopped online.

The report was released by a security researcher Brian Krebs, at krebsonsecurity.com, and possibly involves millions of accounts.

The thieves reported gained magnetic strip data of customers cards, and may even have captured PIN data, leaving ATM cards vulnerable. If you remember back in 2006, Target competitor TJ Maxx and Marshalls — fell victim to the worst security breach ever, when hackers gained access to at least 94 million accounts.